Fereshteh’s Beauty Salon is a short documentary film which confronts the viewer with the impact of freedom on the lives of (Iranian) women living in Iran and NL. Fereshteh’s Beauty Salon is a poetic piece of social criticism combining choreographed images, fiction and documentary material. Background research for the film involved interviewing a range of women with a variety of backgrounds, including women with dual nationality, on the topics of freedom, feminism, and women’s rights.

By Davy Pieters and Nastaran Razawi Khorasani.

Fereshteh’s Beauty Salon sets the lives of several women next to each other, from the Netherlands and Iran.

At the micro level, this is Nastaran’s personal story. Thanks to her bicultural identity, she grew up between two worlds. At the macro level, this personal story is also about not only freedom but also feminism, women’s rights and dual citizenship.

Fereshteh’s Beauty Salon was recently supported for development as part of Teledoc Campus.

Production details:
In coproduction with NTR
In collaboration with KOBE

Country: The Netherlands
Status: In development, expected in 2024
Running time: ’25 minutes

Short documentary